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April 8, 2014 | 9:52 am
There it sits on the Seder plate: charoset, a delicious paste of chopped nuts, chopped fruits, spices, and wine.
So the question would seem obvious "Why is there charoset on the Seder plate?"
That's the most secret Question at the Seder – so secret nobody even asks it. And it’s...
September 28, 2011 | 3:23 pm
I would like to suggest a new cabinet post: Secretary of Frugality. Please note that I am available for the job. Here are a few items I would deal with.
• I volunteered to be a polls worker on Election Day, and was obliged to take a. two-hour training class. We were each handed...
September 26, 2011 | 2:32 pm
One of the most disturbing moments in any film is at the end of Titanic when Gloria Stuart flings the priceless blue diamond necklace into the water. I know we’re supposed to be moved by that extravagant, romantic gesture: Instead - thriftaholic that I am - I am horrified by the...
September 8, 2011 | 12:51 pm
Journal More Recycling Tips • I never buy garbage bags. When they ask “Plastic or paper?” in the supermarket, I just take the plastic and then use them for trash. This has gotten problematic, because I’m trying to reduce my big fat carbon footprint. I now bring re-usable...
September 6, 2011 | 12:34 pm
I am allergic to waste: I just can’t abide the thought of perfectly usable things being dumped into the garbage. Besides the ecological consequences, there’s the offense to my compulsively thrifty nature. If there’s such a thing as reincarnation (which I strongly doubt) I...
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The Skirball's new Noah's Ark exhibit encourages kids to explore universal values through the timeless biblical story
June 21, 2007 | 8:00 pm
"Mommy! We need more food!"
From way up in the rafters of Noah's Ark, I hear my son calling. He has climbed a net ladder to reach the second level, where he is eye-to-eye with boa constrictors fashioned out of air-conditioning conduits and a wise old yak made of dozens of rag...
May 10, 2007 | 8:00 pm